The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 4, 2017, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., June 10, 2017, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2017 total allowable catch apportioned to trawl catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D).
This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.